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America Street
A Multicultural Anthology of Stories
Anne Mazer & Brice Particelli (editors)

A Revised Edition of the Classroom Favorite

When published in 1993, America Street was the very first collection of stories about young people growing up in our diverse society. It has informed and inspired hundreds of thousands of readers. Now this influential and much-loved anthology is expanded and updated for a new generation. Twenty stories, twelve new and eight returning favorites, focus on life issues, from the personal to the political: from making friends and keeping up traditions to the right to an equal education and to protest.

Authors included are: Duane Big Eagle, Marina Budhos, Norma Elia Cantú, Sandra Cisneros, Lan Samantha Chang, Tope Folarin, Rivka Galchen, Joseph Geha, Veera Hiranandani, Langston Hughes, Gish Jen, Edward P. Jones, Francisco Jiménez, Mary K. Mazotti, Toshio Mori, Naomi Shihab Nye, Susan Power, Gary Soto, Justin Torres, and Michele Wallace.

“A collection of short stories that brilliantly capture defining moments in the lives of a diverse group of American children and teens. . . . most of the protagonists express a deep but conflicted love of their families and heritages, resulting in nuanced narratives that feel honest and relevant. . . . A lyrical, poignant collection of voices . . . .”
Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Anne Mazer is the author of forty-four books for young readers and writers, including the novel The Oxboy, and the editor of four significant and widely adopted Persea anthologies about youth: the first edition of America Street; Going Where I'm Coming From, memoirs; Working Days , stories about teens at work; and A Walk in My World, international short stories.

Brice Particelli earned his Ph.D. in English Education from Columbia University.  He has taught in middle schools and high schools, and was director of the literacy-focused Student Press Initiative at Teachers College.  He publishes regularly in both research and literary journals, and has been honored by fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Wilson Center.  He teaches writing at Pace University.

Paperback / $13.95 (Can $18.95) / ISBN 978-0-89255-491-1 / 224 pages / Anthology